A Uniquely Powerful Approach

Along with my expertise in presentation development, slide design, public speaking and storytelling, I offer my clients a new and much-improved approach to speaking.

a paradigm that fits the listener's mind

The one-way, linear, slide-heavy nature of the old presentation paradigm is limiting. Listeners’ minds are anything but passive and linear, and they are not designed to decode dense, wordy visuals while listening to another person speak. I help my clients embrace a new paradigm that fits both the conversational nature of our mind and its natural design for listening.

a mindset that releases authenticity

Most coaching firms teach techniques like pause, make eye-contact, etc. Their clients become trapped in an imitation-mindset that often has them looking rigid and artificial. I coach my clients to work with their minds' natural design and to be themselves – just the version of themselves that is most captivating and influential when speaking to others.

an intention based in service

Mind-numbing, slide-heavy meetings and talks are the byproduct of a me-based intention. Compelling speakers do not measure success as getting through MY content or getting MY message out. They see their purpose as serving the listener. They measure success as getting valuable ideas into the minds of others so others leave the conversation having gained something.

a positive process for lasting improvement

Some coaches highlight errors, calling out ums and uhs. Trying to avoid errors just focuses the mind on errors. Athletes, musicians and speakers become great by accenting their strengths and pursuing the optimal behaviors for them. Instead of avoiding errors, my clients progress quickly and make lasting improvements by working to increase their awareness and control.
I've struggled with talking too fast for my entire life, and the comments to slow down have never been much help. Scott immediately not only diagnosed the underlying problem, but helped me understand WHY I struggle to slow my pace.

Ashley Faus

Senior Manager, Integrated Media at Atlassian


© 2019 by Scott Stiefvater,

(anti) Presentation Coach


Tel: 925-586-3517

San Francisco Bay Area


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